Discover the connnections in your network by scanning each of your managed switches to identify the devices connected to each switch port. Then import this information into 10SCAPE to generate the connections on your map.
Switch Port Mapping Tool Overview
The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool is a Windows application designed to 'map' or discover information about a network switch's ports and report on the attached devices. It does this by accessing switch internal information using SNMP.
SNMP access credentials must be provided in order to access the data in the switch. The amount of data retrieved depends on the extent of the switch manufacturer's SNMP implementation.
The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool can retrieve information such as port identification or naming, status, speed and VLAN assignments. See the MAC addresses of attached devices and optionally IP addresses and device hostnames, Link Aggregation (LACP/LAG/IEEE802.3ad/PAGP) information recorded by the switch showing connectivity to devices, other switches or servers.
Switches can be manually mapped one at a time or in groups using Switch Lists Switch mappings can be done manually from the GUI interface or through command line parameters on a scheduled basis using Windows Task Scheduler. The results of every switch mapping are automatically saved for later retrieval, searching or analysis.
Spiceworks Inventory can automatically scan your networks and create an inventory of the devices.
Use Spiceworks Inventory to automatically scan the networks you manage and create an inventory of all your assets; then use the "10SCAPE Network Map" Platorm plugin (available on the Spiceworks app marketplace) to import your inventory into 10SCAPE.
Spiceworks' discovery is agent-less. This means that you only have to install Spiceworks on one machine. It can scan your entire network using remote management protocols. You can also manually add assets into the Spiceworks inventory. Spiceworks can help you keep track of the following types of assets: Computers running Windows, Linux, Mac OS, VOIP phones, network printers, routers, firewalls, and network devices with SNMP support, Virtualization hosts and virtual machines.